Media Live event allows students to make connections with professionals

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Mass Communication students will be able to meet professionals in their fields of interest and make connections with professors in their major.

The Mass Communications Department of Sam Houston State University will hold its first Media Live event on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3p.m. in the Lowman Student Center.

Media Live is hosted by members of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and the National Broadcasting Society (NBS)

“Media Live isn’t really a career fair; it’s more of a day for students to get informed about classes and the field they’re going into,” Ashlee Page, member of the Media Live committee and senior mass communications major said. “It’s important, especially for students just now getting into mass communications, because they will get to talk face-to-face with professionals and professors who can tell them which classes to take to stay on track in starting their careers.”

Although Page said there have been mass communication career fairs in the past, Media Live will be a different, more personable experience.

“Students will be able to bring their resumes and have professors and professionals look at them,” she said. “Because these adults know SHSU, they will be able to tell students what they need to do and go through in order to be successful in the career they’re pursuing.”

Page said had she had an event like this earlier on in her college career, things may have been easier.

“Everybody needs something like this,” she said. “I know when I first started in public relations; I didn’t know what I wanted to do. If I had a mentor early on to guide me, I probably would have done more and been more active earlier on because I wouldn’t have had to do things on my own.”

There will be several different rooms on the third floor of the LSC that will host the different concentrations offered in the department